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The Touryst

Nov 21, 2019 - Nintendo Switch

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Critic Reviews for The Touryst

A relaxing little adventure with gorgeous graphics, easy puzzles, and good vibes.

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There isn't a strong narrative that strings together this adventure, but the lack of one makes the whole experience a bit more beguiling. If I were subject to an endless series of cut-scenes where characters prattle through the exposition, I wouldn't have walked away from The Touryst as intrigued as I am. Mind you, it's not an amazing experience or something I'm going to remember several months from now like other, more dynamic indie games. But, as a small, self-contained adventure with gorgeous style and a playful sense of freedom, I was more than satisfied when the credits rolled.

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The Touryst is an absolutely stellar action-adventure game that sends players on a whirlwind journey of mini-games, puzzle solving and scenic vistas all bundled in one of the most visually impressive engines to date on the Switch.

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5 / 10

The Touryst might have been an interesting game like Fez, but the developers spoiled everything with a monstrously inconvenient camera, crooked controls and boring levels with bad jumping sections. Great graphics, bright Islands and the atmosphere of adventure slightly correct the situation, but do not save the game from failure. Weak ending openly hints a sequel, but if the Studio does not find experts on the gameplay, nothing good can be expected.

Review in Russian | Read full review

Even with the occasional tricky platforming section The Touryst is an absolute joy to play. There's a diverse range of puzzles and silly mini-games for you to discover and have an absolute blast with. It's a delightful bite-sized adventure that, just like a real holiday, is likely to leave you with fond memories and wishing you could spend more time there.

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Brilliant, amusing, varied without ever losing consistency or amalgam, it is really difficult to recommend a more suitable title to end the year in style. Well done, good trip!

Review in Italian | Read full review

The Touryst does not make the player save the world or defeat demonic lords of darkness, quite the contrary - it's an adventure game set in a beach holiday universe and one which gets things right. With plenty of things to do, which may or may not be related to the game's quest, a beautiful background and a varied and relaxed gameplay, this is a marvelous, albeit short, adventure that is more than likely to amuse and entertain.

Review in Portuguese | Read full review

The puzzles might not be the most taxing you'll ever come across and you'll blow through the whole thing pretty quickly, but overall this is a top-notch – and perfectly priced – little gem.

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